important that japan has finally admitted that what happened to them was wrong. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. and that is all of our time. thanks for watching. jonathan betz is back with more of today's news right now. thanks, tony, an al jazeera investigation into performance-enhancing drugs is still in the spotlight tonight. it concerns an internist in indiana. he tells an undercover reporter that the clinic shipped human growth hormone to the wife of payton manning. one of the main points of contention remains the dates he worked at the clinic. >> reporter: when our undercover investigator first met charlie shy. he immediately demonstrated his knowledge of drugs. over the next 12 days, in seven different meetings and more than
27 hours of recorded conversations, sly gradually opened up about his contacts with athletes. statements he now denies. his most controversial allegation is when he did part of his pharmacy training at an anti-aging clinics in ims, human growth hormone was shipped to payton manning's wife. >> we would be sending ashley manning drugs all the time. florida -- it would never be under payton's name. >> reporter: since then the clinic has claimed sly was only there in 2013, after the manages moved to colorado, not 2011 as al jazeera originally reported. now al jazeera is releasing the phone call we made almost a month ago to confirm the dates of sly's rotation. >> thank you for calling the guyer institute.
>> yes, i need to do an employment verification on a gentlemen called charles sly. he is a pharmacist, and i believe he did a rotation with you, is that right? >> yes, uh-huh. >> could you possibly give me the precise dates. >> i can. it will be just a minute. >> thank you. >> remain on the line. >> the start date we have, where we signed for him was 10/17/11. >> 10/17/11. okay. and do you know how long he stayed with you. >> i think like three months maybe. >> great. that's great. it sounds like you know him then? >> yes, knew him when he was there. >> that was a month ago. now dr. dale guyer says johnny sly has fabricated his whole story. sly said everything he said was
untrue. payton manning has issued his own angry denial. saying he has never used performance enhancing drugs. however, the hormone that was shipped from the guyer clinic to ashley manning has not been denied. that leaves several key questions to be answered. was growth hormone shipped to ashley manning, and if so over what period and in what quantities. and can that confirm that ashley manning does not suffer from any of the three conditions that allows growth hormone to be prescribed legally. payton manning is the highest-profile star mentioned in debra's report. nearly five years ago manning was trying to recover from a neck injury he suffered from. the past four seasons he has
been with the denver broncos. he responded into an interview with espn last night. >> it makes me sick that it brings ashley into it. her medical history, her medical privacy, being violated. that makes me sick. i don't understand that. and, you know, middle of my throwing workouts, which i enjoy doing that, and i have got to interrupt this workout to come and talk about this, it's not right. i don't understand it. >> reporter: have you ever used hgh or any performance-enhancing drug. >> absolutely not. whoever this guy is, this slapstick trying to insinuate that in 2011 when i -- you know, more or less had a broken neck. four neck surgeries, i had a bad neck. and i busted my butt, you know, to get healthy. put in a lot of hard work.
i saw a lot of doctors. i went to the guyer clinic, he has a hyperbaric chamber that the coach and doctors thought might help. i don't know if it helped. it didn't hurt. time ended up being probably my best medicine, a long with a lot of hard work, and it stings me whoever this guy is, init is waiting that i cut corners to get healthy. it's a joke. >> manning will not be playing tonight. he is recovering from a foot injury. >> i think it's sad. look what he has done. and they are dragging him through the mud. it's garbage. >> even if it's true, it doesn't matter to you. >> no. but i don't think it's true. >> i don't believe it. he is the type of guy that works hard and does things the right way. >> reporter: if it's true, does it matter? >> i think it was, i -- either
way it's a performance enhancing drug, and i -- i just don't believe it, though. payton is not the type of guy to do that. >> according to usa today, the nfl also recorded to the report. the league says it is reviewing the matter. human growth hormone is an important part of this story. so we're joined to find out what hgh is. >> it's produced by the brain in therapy pew tear. it fuels growth in childhood. but as we age it is still there, but by middle age hgh levels start to drop. so when it is legal to use this synthetic version. it is a prescription medication, which means the fda makes the rules for it. and in children it can be prescribed for a number of
conditions. in adults it can be prescribed by three things. by tumors on the pituitary. and another is short-bowl syndrome, that can be the result of a surgery to remove part of the small intestine. and finally to treat muscle wasting, which is associated with hiv or aids. for anything else, body building, athletic enhance , the use is not approved and prescribing it is illegal. it's specifically banned by the olympics and all major sports leagues, including the nfl. jonathan? >> thanks, paul. we are going to have much more on our al jazeera investigation into sports doping on ali velshi "on target." the storm system blamed for deadly tornados and flooding is
moving east. it has already killed 45 people across the midwest. and in indiana flooding has forced several road closures. and it is not rain but sleet and snow that is causing problems in iowa. several inches of snow have fallen in the cedar rapids area. a number of accidents have been reported in that area. kevin corriveau is here with the latest on the storm and where it is heading. >> that's right, jonathan, we have been watching this storm for days as it made its way out through the rockies. we're still dealing with a severe threat of it with thunderstorms down here towards the south, you can see the line of thunderstorms pushing through parts of georgia right now. the tornado watches have been dropped, but that does not mean we can't see gusty winds.
take a look at the map in terms of how much rain has fallen, because we had so much flood warnings and watches in place. even back here towards the west where we have seen the rain stop, we are now looking at flooding across the area. also st. louis on the mississippi river. right now we're entering moderate river level here, but we do expect to see on thursday major flood stage on the river. so that means a lot of flooding is likely around st. louis as well as downstream of st. louis as well. let's go to the north. i want to show what is happening here. we have rain, icing, snow, you can see it on these bands of colors. first of all i want to take you over here towards indiana. we were dealing with icing across this area, traffic accidents were numerous, actually so many that they do
not have an exact count on how many accidents were reported. also we're looking at quite a bit of power outages across the region. winter storm warnings across the north. but in the northeast, look at the icing coming across parts of pennsylvania. we have warnings and advisories across the region, especially new york, connecticut. we talked about winter weather advisories for sleet, one to two inches of accumulation. coming up, justified no charges for the officer who killed tamir rice. tonight anger in cleveland. >> the evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by police. retaking ramadi. iraq says it has driven isil fighters from the city center, but the fight is far from over. plus animal rights. >> i believe this registry is
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crime, but for tamir rice's family it is an outcome that they say they have been bracing for. no charges for the police officers involved in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy who reached into his waistband for a pellet gun last year. >> simply put, given this perfect storm of human error, mistakes and miscommunications by all involved that day, the evidence did not indicate criminal can duct by police. the weapon was a realistic-looking copy of a real pistol. the rice family accused the prosecutor of abusing and manipulating the grand jury process to get the outcome he wanted. the statement reads: the shooting of tamir rice lead to protests in the city, and was one of the ste events in 2014,
that lead to the nationwide black lives matter movement. the major of cleveland, appealed for calm now that the grand jury has finished its work. >> i want to say to the family, the mother in particular, that they are sorry for their loss. that we know it has been a long process, but we do not intend to add to whatever anxiety or agony that they feel in terms of process. the police chief says now criminal proceedings are over, his next priority is an internal investigation. >> now that the county grand jury has concluded, we start our administrative process in this matter with both officers involved. we are going to reconvene our
review committee. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney in cleveland says the department of justice and the fbi are still reviewing the shooting. and an advocacy group is holding a protest in new york city this evening. >> all right. thanks, john. and in chicago, the fatal police shooting over the weekend of a black college student and female bystander has that department and the major again under scrutiny. and now the father of one of the people killed has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city. andy has more. >> reporter: in fact the families of both victims are now filing wrongful death lawsuits. and the attorney for the women's family told me it appears the distance was so great from the victim, that it was more like a drive-buy shooting. emotional reaction to the latest
police shootings in chicago. that are now forcing the already belingered major to cut short a family holiday and rush back to the city. a neighbor called saying that she had seen the boy with a baseball bat. the father warned jones that police were coming. when police arrived one officer shot an estimated six or seven times and hit both la grier and jones who was standing in her doorway. among the reoccurring questions about the shootings one that so many are asking, is why didn't officers use a taser on la grier? one long-term former officer and member of the police review authority told us it is ridiculous that many officers
still just have the option to use them. >> if you did not have a tarz, you should not have responded to the incident. >> the department has apologized. and it's a shame when things like this occur. >> reporter: but the president of chicago's police union says not every officer has a taser yesterday, and so far only about 20% of the nearly 10,000 officers in chicago has taser training. >> the recruits are all taser trained, so the new wave will be qualified and certified with them. >> but that's not good enough for lorenzo davis. >> poor police tactics, poor police response, poor staffing, some police officers, you know, we just have to face are trigger
happy. >> reporter: from his vacation in cuba over the weekend, the mayor released a statement saying there was serious questions about the shootings, and is asking for better trains for crisis intervention. but for departments still reeling from weeks of protests over the police killing of laquan mcdonald, and two more families now reeling with the loss of family members, the changes come too late. >> in my 35 years of being exposed to the police department this is probably the lowest period of morale i have ever experienced. >> no mother should have to bury their child. >> reporter: the father who made their initial call hasn't gone on camera yet, but when the officer started firing, the officer started shouting no no no no no, right away, as if he knew he had made a mistake.
>> you mentioned the laquan mcdonald case, has there been any changes in the police department after that shooting. >> that officer is under 30-day desk duty. and that is a changes, because been it was just a 3-day desk duty. a federal judge has stopped the blocking of a planned parenthood clinic. today's ruling does not allow the clinic to resume performing abortions. the clinic must find a doctor who has admitting privileges at a hospital. and today's ruling has been at a time when planned parenthood has been under attack. as jim hooley reports last month a gunman opened fire at a colorado clinic. >> reporter: just before noon on
the day after thanksgiving, black friday, a man walked into the planned parenthood clinic in colorado springs, and began shooting. >> he was in front of me, and aiming at me, and i just hit the gas. >> reporter: his victims appeared to be ran done, but the alleged gunman's reported words to police after his arrest of no more baby parts, were not. in court the suspect, disrupted a hearing with his outbursted. >> planned parenthood and my lawyer are in ka hoots to shut me up. >> reporter: he admitted to the shooting. saying there was no need for a trial. he is guilty. and called himself a warrior for the babies. three people died in the attack, including this police officer. nine were wounded. u.s. attorney general loretta lynch called the shooting:
investigators have yet to confirm what sparked the violence, but his rampage erupted on the heels of controversy. the group claimed two videos showed planned parenthood officials casually, over lunch, discussing the sale of organs from aborted fetuses to make a profit. abortion rights opponents wr outraged. hearings were held. the organization apologized for the lack of compassion shown in the videos, but charged that the videos were heavily altered. >> they have been behind the bombing of clinics, the murder of doctors in their homes and churches. >> reporter: republicans demanded all of planned parenthood's federal funding be
cut. democrat hillary clinton defended the organization. >> it's really an attack against a woman's right to choose. citing the colorado spring's attack as an example, a federal judge said the videos could put abortion providers at risk, and he believes they are not evidence of any criminal activity. the suspect robert dear is now facing 179 felony charges for the shooting that took place here. and planned parenthood has yet to announce any plans for the possible reopening of this clinic. jim hooley, al jazeera, colorado springs. presidential candidate, donald trump is angry at the virginia republican party. the party wants primary voters to sign a statement affirming they are actually republicans, but trump says it could discourage individual and first-time voters from registering. the state board of elections has
approved the measure. this week, tennessee has taken a bold new step to stop animal cruelty. it is creating a registry to publicly identify abusers of animals. robert ray has more. >> reporter: an animal is abused every ten seconds in the united states, according to the american society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. according to the fbi, decreasing animal abuse can help lower overall crime rates, and that's the idea behind tennessee's new law making the information about abusers public. >> there were several times that we had been received reports of someone literally going into a store, getting -- or to a shelter, adopting numerous puppies and actually -- either torturing or killing those animals. >> reporter: this state senator
sponsored the bill. >> if you look at the document and link between animal cruelty and cruelty to -- to humans that -- that, you know, what -- what happens with domestic abuse, what happens with just violence in our communities and neighborhoods, that this is something we want to put an end to when we can. >> reporter: the registry is expected to help the fbi and other agencies identify trends and patterns. in fact, the fbi recently added animal cruelty to a top-tier crime list. among the information to be released, the name and photo of the convicted abuser. there's no telling how many abused animals are out on the streets or in homes, but when they are picked up, many are brought here to the largest shelter in nashville. this shelter holds up to 400
animals at a time, some of them picked up roaming the streets. others neglected and abused by owners. >> i believe this registry is going to help law enforcement as well as animal control agencies who are trying to make sure that we are keeping these people off of the streets. >> reporter: it will also allow shelters to identify abusers looking to adopt animals for activities such as dog fighting. >> we have seen neglect. we see people that shoot dogs. >> reporter: convicted animal abusers' information will remain on the registry for two years following a first offense, and five years following a second one. several states have tried unsuccessfully to pass bills creating a registry for animal
hi everyone, this is al jazeera america, it's jonathan betz. >> this combination of a well-equipped, and well-up ported forces. >> could it be a turning point, in the u.s.-backed battle >> cold comfort, japan will pay millions for forcing south korean women into sexual slavery during world war ii. why some say it's far from enough. plus parental guidance, a documentary filmmaker looks at the impact of growing up without a father. >> millions of men who are out there really trying to be great fathers. >> and the families trying to beat the odds. it could be a major step in the fight against isil, the iraqi government says its forces have liberated the city of
ramadi about 70 miles west of baghdad. but isil fighters are still said to control some of the city. jamie mcintyre has the latest now from the pentagon. >> reporter: it was an embarrassing collapse of iraqi forces back in may that allowed isil to take ramadi with a relatively small attacking force, and it was a completely rebuilt iraqi force backed by u.s. air fire that allowed them to retake parts of ramadi and possibly turn the war against isil at least in iraq. the iraqi flag flies again in downtown ramadi. iraqi troops sell vat what one general called an epic victory over a determined and dug-in foe. we have defended our anything -- dignity and land. ramadi is not technically
liberated just yet, given that it is still riddled with bombs and booby traps as pockets of resistance. >> certainly they are on their way to victory. we believe while they still have work to do to -- to finalize the clearance process of ramadi, we believe that they will be able to achieve that in a relatively short period of time. >> reporter: the u.s. says months of american and coalition air strikes were the key to enabling iraqi fighters to recapture a city they couldn't hold back in may, despite enjoying a ten-one advantage over the isil attackers. >> reporter: the devastating air power he coalition has brought to bear has really helped crush this enemy. since july there have been more than 2,000 kinetic strikes in and around ramadi.
we estimate we have killed hundreds if not thousands of enemy fighters over the course of the last six months in the area. we have been able to destroy these truck bombs that this enemy likes to use really as their precision weapon, so this combination of well-trained, well-equipped, and well-up sorted forces is what was able to carry the day. >> reporter: ramadi was important because of its proximity to baghdad. the next objective fallujah. another sunni area. which iraqi forces are now encircling, and sometime next year, the big prize, mosul, isil's de facto capitol in iraq. one significant aspect of this defeat is it was accomplished without the help of the shia militias. because ramadi is a largely
sunni city, iraq's shia prime minister has pledged to turn it over to local police and sunni tribal fighters as a way to win back the local population. jonathan. >> jamie mcintyre thank you. our national security contributor mike lyons is with us on set tonight. is the battle for ramadi over? >> it's just begun. it could be the beginning of the end of isil inside iraq. but they have to really recapture the city and then hold it. right now the iraqi security forces that are there number between 8 and 12,000, that's the amount that will have to leave there to secure the city, so for them to continue to fight isil throughout iraq, they are going to have to come from other sources. >> when you look a few months ago, it was the iraqi military that fled ramadi. >> yeah, the difference in this
battle is new equipment was introduced. an anti tank weapon was given over to the iraqi security forces. >> equipment coming from the united states? >> exactly. and it gave them more confidence in their equipment and leaders, and it looks like it contributed to the battlefield. >> do you feel like isil could step back, regroup, and then relaunch an attack? >> that's the next challenge or measure of effectiveness in determines whether or not they are going to actually do that. the united states has got to help out here. also you saw much more increase of air support that took place, helping the iraqi security forces on the ground. now what that did was soften up those targets and set the conditions for the iraqi security forces to succeed. >> do you think the united states is doing enough to help? >> i would say we are doing just enough. anything we can do to avoid
having to do -- what the president says troops on the ground. but it looks like the coordination between ground facts, foreign air controllers, those individuals with the u.s. air support on the ground right now is now at a high level. >> so when you look at ramadi and the fact that iraq security forces have maken a lot of progress retaking that city, is this a pivotal moment? >> it could be. there are 500 more tasks to accomplish before they go after the prize which is retaking mosul. it is the beginning, what if that have to prove they are going to do this over and over again. >> do you feel good about the iraqi military at this point? do you think they have a chance at beating back isil? this >> i feel good about the 8 to 10,000 that are there. but they have got to improve
their numbers. they will need 40 to 50,000 iraqi security forces to retake mosul. >> probably the next chapter in this, what do you think needs to change? >> i think they are going to have to continue to win these battles along the way. they have going to have to cut off isil supply lines. eventually surround the city and then again spending the next six, eight, maybe even 12 months getting more numbers. they need 40 to 50,000 sources to retake that city. >> and is iraq doing that right now? >> yeah, they are working on it. they don't want to deploy the shia militias, that have caused problems in other iraqi towns like tikrit. they have to be aware of the shia sunni divide. turn it over to the sunnis as soon as possible, and move on.
>> are they reaching that divide? >> this will be a test for the government, the taking of ramadi if they do what they say, if they turn it over to the tribesmen and provide that level of security, that remains to be seen. >> and if it holds. >> if it holds. >> turning to syria now, officials say at least 19 people were killed in the city of homs. a car bomb exploded this morning and moments later a suicide fighter detonated his vest. the attacks there come as more than 450 syrians were evacuated from three besieged towns. they are heading to turkey and lebanon now. hashem ahelbarra has more from southern turkey. >> reporter: wounded rebel fighters and their families cross into lebanon from syria. the end of months of anxiety and uncertainty about their future.
they were trapped near the lebanese border. the city has been the focal point of intense fighting, but after a series of setbacks, the rebels lost most of it to the army that has been laying siege to the area. the wounded and their families will be taken to turkey, their final destination is unclear. they could be sent to refugee crisis on the border with syria, or moves to areas under opposition control inside the country. also as part of the deal, shia militia fighters were given safe passage. this is the first leg in a journey that will take them to lebanon, and then syrias capitol which is still largely a strong
hold of president bashar al-assad. this complex movement of people was made possible because of a deal brokered by iran and turkey. it is seen as a significant development in a country battered by more than four years of violence. the united nations hopes this deal will create some level of trust between the government and the rebels. ahead of a crucial meeting in geneva next month. there is a growing sentiment that no party can decide to win this war in syria, and a compromise may be the only way to bring an end to the conflict. german schools are preparing for a wave of new students this year, nearly 200,000 refugee children. it has hired more than 8500 new teachers to help the kids catch up with their peers. they expect more than a million asylum seekers before the end of
2015. a ship filled with most of iran's low-enriched uranium is now en route to russia. secretary of state john kerry confirmed the shipment along with russian nuclear officials. the agreement is set to take effect in just a couple of weeks. in afghanistan officials say one person was killed and 33 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack. the attacker blew up a car bomb. 18 of the injured are thought to be children. the taliban issued a statement saying the attack targeted a vehicle carrying westerns. years of oppression by the taliban has left many afghan
women from the classroom. we have the story of one remarkable student determined to succeed despite the odds. >> reporter: six days a week, this girl gets an early start. she leaves her home in kabul before dawn. not normal for an afghan woman. 56-year-old aniecea is on her way to the university where she studies law. there are still many in afghanistan who disapprove of women in school. at age 16 when she married her father-in-law objected. so school would wait until a few years ago after her youngest child turned 18. her classmates are young enough to be her children.
this school was the brain child of an afghan who moved to the united states in 1978 when the soviet afghan war was imminent. she returned to afghanistan in 2001. >> we realized these 17 and 18 year olds were studies at third and fourth grade. so there was a need for an accelerated program to help these students catch up and finish their high school as soon as they possibly can. >> reporter: a lack of schools for girls, the taliban, and now the government have kept women from getting an education. there are signs of progress, like 21 year old widow, mother of three, married at age 13.
but she also doesn't believe her home life should interfere with her dreams of one day being a lawyer. >> you can see more of jennifer's report on "america tonight." still ahead, japan's long-awaited apology about the use of korean women as sex slaves during world war ii. and why it took 70 years to happen. ♪
today south korea and japan ended a dispute going back to the second word war over so-called comfort women. it has deeply divided the country ever since the japan government ordered the women to be sex slaves. the victims have waited 70 years for an apology from japan. it finally came from the president. >> translator: we have been expressing our feelings of remorse on this issue, as the previous government sat. from today we'll end ter into a new era, i hope this will serve as a momentum for japan and south korea. >> reporter: it trained relations between the two countries for years. >> translator: in order to restore the dignity and regain
the repaired reputation of the comfort women, i think it's most important that the japanese government swiftly and faithfully carry out the measures under this deal. >> reporter: historians estimate that almost 200,000 asian women, mostly from korea were forced into providing sex in brothels set up for japanese soldiers during world war ii. the victims have welcomed the apology and its offer of $8.3 million in compensation. >> translator: the government has been trying to settle the issue by the end of this year. >> reporter: korea was a japanese colony for 35 years. and that history still effects south korea's relationship with japan. but analysts say this apology offers hope for the future. >> this is a huge deal, as far as we can tell, a long-time
problem that has divided these two countries has been seemingly resolved at least on a government to government level. >> reporter: for this victims the trauma of the past has never gone away, but they say it is important that japan has finally admitted that what happened to them was wrong. china is putting new restrictions on foreign journalists after ordering a french reporter to leave the country. the new rules are mandated under a new law passed over the weekend. they include restrictions on what china calls terrorist activities that might need to exploitation. she is the first journalist to be expelled from china since melissa chan in 2012. in nigeria scores of people have been killed in separate attacks. a mosque was targeted in one of the suicide bombings, and an
attack in another town, female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a market killing dozens. nigeria's president said that boko haram had deck -- technically been defeated days ago. sierra leone has been declared of ebola. but liberia has been fighting several new cases. and the search for a vaccine is far from over. >> reporter: every time these two come to the lab for testing, they wonder which one of them have been injected with the experimental ebola vaccine. scientists are still looking for a cure against the highly contagious and fatal ebola virus. >> translator: at first my family and i were scared. but the doctors reassured me.
it's my way to contribute to the fight against the virus. >> reporter: volunteers are not injected with ebola but with a safe version of the virus. then researchers give them two experimental vaccines. one to stimulate their immune response, the other to boost it. the idea is to enhance the body's immune system all together so it can fight the virus on its own. >> translator: like any other vaccines we expect some side effects such as fevers or headaches. we closely monitor volunteers. our priority is to ensure their safety. >> reporter: it normally takes ten to 15 years to get a vaccine approved, but scientists are trying to get the drug on the market as quickly as possible. this is unprecedented and scientists and researchers say it is justified because of the
scale of the outbreak, and that the virus is still lurking in the environment, so it's still a threat for people in west africa. according to the united nations, ebola infected 28,000 people, and killed 11,000 in west africa alone. the vaccines are tested on chimpanzees, known to carry the virus in the wild. a third of the world chimp population have died of the virus. the outbreak has generated fear and an unprecedented global response. it has also brought west africans closer together. the battle is one they see as their own, and so far the vaccine they are testing is working. nicklas hawk, al jazeera. tonight ali velshi "on target" looks at the building of new sports stadiums. david shuster is in for ali
tonight. >> remember that line from field of dreams, build it, and they will come. maybe we should change that to build it and make the fans pay for it. we're looking at how wealthy sports teams main age to build brand new stadiums and use tax dollars to foot the bill. that's "on target" at 9:00 eastern. still ahead tonight, being involved, how four men are beating the stereo type of a dead beat father.
a new documentary, follows disadvantaged inner-city fathers who are working to break free from the dead-beat dad stereo type. dad by don't go is a feature-length documentary that follows four young dads in new york city. >> i told myself i'm not going to be no dead-beat father. >> one in three children in america grow up without a dad. fatherlessness is linked with higher rates of poverty, higher risk of incarceration, you are also much more likely to drop out of high school. >> foot plus ball. >> football. >> you got that one. >> the court system very much
favors mothers. men only win child custody cases 18% of the time, but they pay the majority of child support, so there's a kind of disconnect there, because in a since if one parent is paying disproportionately to support the child, you would think they would at least have equal access to that kid. >> i wonder who did that. >> you did that. >> the children are really missing out, because, you know, maybe dad does haven't a stable job, but the most important thing is that you are actually physically there for your child. time is the real currency of love. yes, fatherlessness is a huge problem, but there is also millions of men who are out there, really trying to be great fathers against -- against the odds, so this film was an opportunity for us to kind of showcase four of those guys. >> you have to live for your
kids. >> i have to make sure he is tooken care of the way he should be taken care of. >> i'm hoping it's a part of this broader fatherhood movement that is trying to show that fathers are just as important as mothers. >> does this mean that you are going to stop loving me i said no, you are my baby. >> you can learn more about the film at daddy don't go, the movie dot-com. >> lemon died at 73. they reached the peak of their popularity back in the 1960s, and '70s. lemon is a member of both the basketball hall of fame, and the international clown hall of
fame. that does it for us at this hour. thanks so much for watching us. i'm jonathan betz. stay right here, because ali velshi "on target" starts right now. ♪ i'm david schuster in for al ali ve. "on target" tonight. big stars are rushing to the aid of peyton manning. how teams build brand-new stadiums and get taxpayers to pay bill. tonight the ten ver broncos are playing monday night football and